Baba King Nonya Delicatessen
Singapore Expo (Facing Hall 3)
1 Expo Drive #01-31
T. 6781 3128
This is truly a dining lesson in its own right. The owner has a passion for all things Peranakan and that extends way beyond the food. I was told that the dishes here were based on his grandmother’s recipes and she does checks on the quality every once in awhile.
The dishes I tried were personally recommended by the owner himself. The chicken buah keluak (a mashed nut with a slight bitter aftertaste - top) was fragrant and mildly spicy, the chicken sionh (a chicken cooked with a spicy tamarind marinate) was a hit with my dining companions but I found it very similar in taste to chicken teriyaki (the chef will so hate me!), the Nonya acah (pickled vegetables) was refreshing.
I previously also tried the assam fish dish and the steamed otah (spicy fish - right) which was equally delicious. A great find of an eatery in this part of the world.